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Archive for May 26th, 2010


I love mid-week – the days in between – when you are not much pressured and stressed by so many things to do compared to weekends.  It’s not that I am super busy at home, I’m not but weekends are somehow a little busier than the rest.  And it’s when the kids and hubby are at home when I really think of something to cook. I have survived on left-over food for so many days now because honestly, I don’t want to roast myself in the kitchen when the temperature reads 37.5  centigrade and PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Administration) says that the hot weather would be felt until mid-June.  Moreover, I am on a low purine diet so I got not much choice when it comes to preparing food.

This morning I was able to persuade the hubby to take me to the garden center before he goes to work.  Three of my Eugenia plants died when I was confined at the hospital two weeks ago and we need to replace them.  Katipunan Avenue, in White Plains is one of my favorite places to visit.  One more reason to take shots of the various plants and gardens there.  I really can’t resist the pull of the flowers and blooms.

Know what I mean? I chanced upon this lovely lotus flower in a large pot. Its simple beauty really made my morning and I was grinning from ear to ear when I looked at the shot and there it was – my lovely lotus flower.  I actually asked the saleslady if they sell it by piece but she shook her head and said I have to buy the whole thing, the large pot and all.

And in my haste to take this shot, I forgot to adjust the setting of the camera. I was aiming for that lovely pot of horsetail and I wanted to take home some of these lilies to add to the smaller ones at the pond.  I eventually bought some actually in another  store.

And I wish my garden is big enough to be able to decorate it  with these lovely garden accessories.

I love those  imported ferns lining the walkway – everything is so eye-catching. I have this big dream of taking them all home and planting them there.  Wishful thinking!

Ooh, the Koi,  just watching them  swim with  their their lovely colors and graceful twist and turns makes me grateful I was able to visit here again.

This coffee tree trunk is simply ideal for hanging vines.

We finally bought a couple of Fukien tea for P200.00 each.  The bigger ones, shaped like a winding tree cost as much as P1,500.00 to P3,000.00 each.

Lovely, lovely bromeliads in different colors.

I fell in love with this lovely Red Orlando plant but it costs an arm and a leg.  It is best grown indoors.

We bought a few pots of these violet Cuphea which we used as ground covers.

Finally took a good shot of the horsetail and lotus plants I  was aiming at earlier.

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